Marc in Switzerland will tell you how to do it. He is an expert. This article is not a criticism of single, working, cat owning people. It is about exploring how to maximise cat welfare under less than ideal conditions. … please continue reading
This is a picture of an Australian man, with a cheesy smile, holding up, by its skin, a very large, dead, black feral cat from the area called Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia (see map). He probably killed … please continue reading
The America Wirehair is a breed of cat that is like the American Shorthair except that he or she has a coat that looks a bit like steel wool! Well, not quite, but the coat is thick and crinkly. The … please continue reading
By Elisa Black-Taylor After reading Michael’s new article about weedkiller being used in communal, lawned areas of apartment buildings I felt the need to address the topic of Hershey’s Cocoa Mulch. I became interested in this product, which is made … please continue reading
Are some people who care for feral cat colonies clipping the ears of cats to give the impression that the cat is neutered (although they are not), which helps to protect the cat from being trapped and euthanised? I have … please continue reading
There is a petition to ban declawing in Washington, D.C.. This is a good idea because it is the capital of the United States. Banning it there may lead to a domino effect. An interesting point was made by the … please continue reading
I have just, this minute, made my voice heard at the apartment complex where I live in respect of garden weedkillers being put down without a thought for cat companions. I was sitting at my desk and noticed – and … please continue reading
A visitor to PoC would like some input on whether his cat carries the American Ringtail genes or indeed whether his cat has a genuine ringtail. The tail is certainly curly or corkscrew. The cat’s name is Pippi and she … please continue reading
You live with a person. You want to go away for a break. You love your cat and set high standards of cat caretaking. Can you trust your partner to look after your cat while you are away? What sort … please continue reading
The weather is good in London, UK, at the moment, so I took Charlie outside and plonked him on the grass, grabbed the camera, waited and took a decent photograph. I love to see him in the grass; rolling in it, luxuriating in it. He is still out there, right now. I think he asked me to take him out. Well, he enjoyed it and he should go out if the weather is good.
The picture is published upside down deliberately to make it a bit more interesting.
Cat rolling around in the grass, London, UK. Photo: Michael
Do you think the feel of the grass on their backs is pleasurable to a cat and a dog or other animal? Foxes roll around like this. It has to be pleasurable. Why? Is it the cool roughness that gently scratches the back and cools the skin? Is rolling around in the grass simply an act of pleasure; a gesture and expression of temporary contentment?
The original photograph is a lot sharper and carries much more detail. The internet has difficulty presenting large, heavy files. This is a reduced size version but it has the feel of the original.
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